Trying to prognosticate which newcomers will still be relevant a decade later is a tricky business. But even if Alice Sebold has yet to produce a work as zeitgeisty as The Lovely Bones, even if Gregory Smith and Brittany Snow have struggled to find signature roles post-Everwood/American Dreams, and even if Bow Wow never quite lived up to his work in, ahem, Like Mike let us credit where credit is due. EW's Breakout list 10 years ago included future Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, perpetual top-seller/tabloid fodder John Mayer, and Josh Groban, who has carved out an utterly unique role for himself in pop culture. The Groban abides.
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As we celebrate 2012's winners, see who was on top 10 years ago -- and how they've fared a decade later